Known in college basketball as the best conference, year-in and year-out, the ACC had another banner campaign during the 2018-19 season.
The Duke Blue Devils are touting a starting five that could almost certainly compete with any NBA lottery team's starting five. The Virginia Cavaliers are back with a vengance after winning last year's ACC Tournament. North Carolina is flying up the rankings after a rough start and is one of the hottest teams in the country. Then there is also Virginia Tech, Florida State, NC State and Louisville that have taken turns in the Associated Press top 25.
Throughout the regular season, Duke and Virginia have been consistently ranked in the AP top five. In-line for two No. 1 seeds there is no other conference, other than the SEC, that comes close to having that much firepower at the top of the conference.
The ACC will be heavily represented in the NCAA Tournament. There could be upwards of nine teams in the big dance with the ACC on their upper chest.
Easily Duke, Virginia and North Carolina are the favorites to win it all in the ACC. Watching the three of them throw haymakers in the semifinal round will be fun to watch - and to see which fourth team works themselves in.
But the teams that could cause some trouble in the early rounds of the tournament (Boston College, Miami, Notre Dame) may get a win that could knock a team off of the bubble.
ACC TOURNAMENT 2019 INFORMATION:
When is the 2019 ACC Tournament?
The ACC Tournament is March 12-16. The ACC Championship game is on Saturday, March 16 at 8:30 pm.
Where is the 2019 ACC Tournament?
The 2018 ACC Tournament is hosted at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
How to watch the 2019 ACC Tournament?
The ACC Tournament will be televised and streamed on ESPN’s family of networks and Raycom. All games can be streamed on the ACC Network and on the ESPN App.
Who is the defending 2018 ACC Champion?
Virginia won the 2018 ACC Championship as the top seed after beating North Carolina 71-63 in the championship game. Behind a 17-1 regular season record, the Cavaliers became the first ACC team to win 20 games against league competition in 2018. But, everyone knows what happened to the Cavaliers in the NCAA Tournament last year.
ACC TOURNAMENT 2019 BRACKET:
ACC Tournament First Round (3/12, Times ET)
- No. 12 Miami 79, No. 13 Wake Forest 71
- No. 15 Notre Dame 78, No. 10 Georgia Tech 71
- No. 14 Pittsburgh 80, No. 11 Boston College 70
ACC Tournament Second Round (3/13, Times ET)
- No. 8 NC State 59, No. 9 Clemson 58
- No. 5 Virginia Tech 71, No. 12 Miami 56
- No. 7 Louisville 75, No. 15 Notre Dame 53
- No. 6 Syracuse 73, No. 14 Pittsburgh 59
ACC Tournament Quarterfinals (3/14, Times ET)
- No. 1 Virginia 76, No. 8 NC State 56
- No. 4 Florida State 65, No. 5 Virginia Tech 63
- No. 2 North Carolina 83, No. 7 Louisville 70
- No. 3 Duke 84, No. 6 Syracuse 72
ACC Tournament Semifinals (3/15, Times ET)
- No. 4 Florida State 69, No. 1 Virginia 59
- No. 3 Duke 74, No. 2 North Carolina 73
ACC Tournament Championship (3/16, Times ET)
- No. 3 Duke 73, No. 4 Florida State 63
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